Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract John Dwyer was active in the labor movement as an organizer for numerous labor unions, including the International Ladies Garment Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Retail Clerks union. Mr. Dwyer worked as the New York State Organizer for the Socialist Party and served as State Secretary of the Massachusetts State Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO).As a Trotskyist, Mr. Dwyer was expelled from the Socialist Party, after which he joined the Socialist Workers Party...
Abstract A member of the Pipe Fitters Local Union No. 636, John F. Williams served as president of the Midwest Building Trades Council, as president of the Detroit Building Trades Council Executive Board, and held various positions within the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Mr. Williams was active in Michigan state Democratic politics and served in various civic organizations, such as the Wayne County Civic League and the Mayor’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee...
Abstract In his work as an International representative of the UAW, Mr. D'Agostino was instrumental in launching the Kent-Montcalm-Ottawa Regional Recreation Program in the early 1950s. In 1954 he assisted Detroit recreation employees in their fight for higher wages. Throughout the 1960s-1970s, Mr. D'Agostino fought for the rights and well being of senior citizens, helping to establish the first UAW sponsored recreational senior center in the Detroit area in 1963. The papers in this collection reflect...
Abstract John Jurkanin served as financial secretary, business agent, and president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMC and WNA) Local 500 and founded the AMC and BWNA Ohio State Branch. Mr. Jurkanin’s papers relate the activities of Local 500 and reflect Mr. Jurkanin’s involvement in civil rights, pacifist and reformist political movements.
Abstract This microfilm edition of the John L. Lewis papers contains his more personal files. Materials included are: correspondence (1907-69) with letters from Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. W. Harriman, and Lyndon B. Johnson; speech drafts and printed copies of speeches and reports (1912-57); UMWA financial and travel notebooks (191 1-26), which show Lewis's rise from AFL representative to UMWA president; photos of Lewis's public and private life (1901-06, 1960-69); genealogical information...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 11
Abstract John H. Zieger emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1913 to enter a Franciscan Monastery in Syracuse, New York. After leaving the order, Mr. Zieger became a radar and nucleonics technician for Western Electric and Allen B. DuMont Laboratories. Mr. Zieger's papers relate to his involvement in union activities in the Western Electric Employees Association and DuMont, and to his interest in humanism and socialism.
Abstract Mostly correspondence, drafts of publications, and minutes and reports. The Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups was established in 1945 to encourage and assist public libraries to develop specialized services useful to labor. Throughout its history, the Committee has received support from the American Library Association, the AFL, the CIO, and the AFL-CIO. Subjects relate to labor education. Correspondents include Frank Henson, Myles Horton, and Brownie Lee Jones.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 1
Abstract Joseph Adams served as a trustee of Dodge Local 3, United Auto Workers of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) in 1939 and was commander of the Flying Squadron, Local No. 3 during the strike of 1939. Contents include correspondence and memos regarding the activities of the Flying Squadron, and a list of nominees and delegates to the 1939 UAW-CIO St. Louis convention.
Abstract A member of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor, and later the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Joseph Basso founded the City and County Public Service Employees Association, which later became the Public Employees Union. Active in community affairs and Democratic politics, Mr. Basso conducted campaigns for Frank Murphy and George Murphy, and also worked in civil defense during World Ward II. His papers reflect his involvement in the careers of...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 2
Abstract The Joseph Spaniolo collection contains materials relating to the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC), the United States Labor Party (USLP), the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns of Lyndon LaRouche, and The North American Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization (NUWRO). U.S. relations with the Soviet Union, nuclear power, the International Monetary Fund, Nelson Rockefeller, and Middle Eastern politics are among important subjects in the collection.
Abstract In his teens, Julius Bernstein became active in the Young People's Socialist League and for many years served as State Secretary of the Socialist Party in Massachusetts. Along with his wife, they were lifelong members of the Workmen's Circle and parents to Eugene Debs and Stanley Bernstein. In 1948 Bernstein started working for the Jewish Labor Committee in Boston where human rights, civil rights, and labor matters were of tantamount importance.The Julius Bernstein Collection...
Abstract Ken Barger (1941-), who was raised in east Tennessee, became active in social change after his experiences serving in the Vietnam War. He was a professor of Anthropology for thirty years at Indiana University Indianapolis focusing professionally on social change. Through these professional interests, he got involved with the farm labor movement and the immigrant rights movement. Barger has been an active member of the FLOC movement since 1979. He participated in many activities, such as...
Abstract Kenneth Vern Cockrel was born November 5, 1938 and raised in Detroit. He earned a B.A. in political science and his J.D from Wayne State University. Ken Cockrel also became active in politics while at Wayne. While working at the Detroit News to pay his way through school, he met Mike Hamlin and John Watson, and together they formed the League of Revolutionary Black Workers as an umbrella organization uniting local Revolutionary Union Movements, such as the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement...
Abstract Mr. Kingery served in several offices for UAW Local 292 of the Kokomo, Indiana, Delco-Remy plant. In 1965 he served in the UAW International Dducation Department and was responsible for many UAW publications and educational programs as a strong advocate of continuing adult education. Beginning in the late 1950s, Mr. Kingery was also a member of the Kokomo city council and active in Indiana politics and local affairs.Part I of these papers pertain mainly to his political activities...
Abstract "Labor Today" is an independent labor journal which began publication as a monthly in Detroit in 1962. Their records are primarily composed of subjects files used by the newspaper's staff and various activities of its co-editor James H. Williams.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 9
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and of the Communist Party, Len DeCaux worked as a correspondent for the Federated Press, as assistant editor of the journal of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and as Publicity Director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).Caroline DeCaux was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Young Peoples Socialist League, and served as Research Director of the CIO’s Labor’s Non-Partisan League.The...
Abstract Correspondence, course outlines, notes, and bibliographies relating to Brookwood Labor College (1934-35); reports, clippings, pamphlets, and miscellaneous materials dealing with labor and social reform in the 1930s; speeches, reports, writings, notes, and travel itineraries of Mr. Cousens, who was a member of the Detroit Local of the Socialist Party and state organizer for the Socialist Party of New Mexico. Subjects include labor education, New Deal labor boards, New Mexico Farm Holiday...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 4
Abstract Mr. Ciccone served for many years in various offices for UAW-GM Local 216, South Gate, California. Reports, notes, correspondence, and clippings contained in this collection pertain to various activities of Local 216, labor activities in the Los Angeles area, labor and politics, the General Motors Strike of 1945-46, and the noncommunist affidavit provision of the Taft-Hartley Act. Correspondents include Emil Mazey and Wyndham Mortimer.
Abstract A published author, Louis Falstein wrote several novels and a biography of Sholom Aleichem. The papers of Mr. Falstein consist of an unpublished autobiographical novel, Journey to a Violent Land, which recounts the authors experiences employed in the automobile industry and the Works Progress Administration.
Abstract An inductee into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, Louise (Sally) Langdon Brown served in various professional positions at the Merrill-Palmer Institute throughout her career as an early childhood educator and social worker. Ms. Brown's papers reflect her interest in childcare issues and her work as an advocate for nursery and pre-school education in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Abstract Mr. Slinkard was a charter member of UAW Local 25 at the General Motors plant in St. Louis, Missouri. He later joined the staff of UAW Region 5, and, at retirement had worked for ten years for the Wage-Contract section of the UAW's Research Department. Correspondence, reports, clippings, and other documents cover nearly every phase of Mr. Slinkard's career, with emphasis on the latter years.